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Re: Missing segment 3 of index

From: Gavin Sherry <swm(at)linuxworld(dot)com(dot)au>
To: Jim Buttafuoco <jim(at)contactbda(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Missing segment 3 of index
Date: 2005-03-26 00:02:39
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On Fri, 25 Mar 2005, Jim Buttafuoco wrote:

> All,
> I had to abort a vacuum full after 36 hours on a large table (16 million rows).  I started the vacuum again and after
> 10 minutes in got to the place I aborted it (control-c) yesterday.  I recieved the following error
> ERROR:  could not open segment 3 of relation "emi_110101_idx1" (target block 2079965576): No such file or directory
> Will a REINDEX fix this or do I need to drop the index instead?

A reindex or drop/recreate will do the trick. However, I'd be concerned
about your hardware. I've seen this kind of problem on systems with bad
memory, CPU and disk controllers in the past.


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